3 February, 2012
Volume 17 No. 5
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In This Issue

PoW Planet

Solutions: 2012 Mathematics Game

Summer Camp Applications Due Soon


Online PD


Orientation Sessions

Math and Tech Workshops


Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


PoW Planet


Want to share and collaborate on math problems with international classrooms? Come to the PoW Planet to exchange images, videos, and stories of the math in your community with classrooms in the U.S. and

  • Canada
  • France
  • Macedonia
  • Mexico
  • Romania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

This new project brings students from around the world to do math together and learn from each other. Check out the world map showing the locations of other PoW Planet participants, the schedule of Twitter chats, and more.

PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"We got confused and didn't know where to go next — then we realized, AHA! We also need to find the formula for the circumference. We were making it too hard for ourselves! All we really need to do is find how big each semi-circle is. After we had talked to our teacher, she explained what we did wrong."
- Carly and Katherine, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

Solutions: 2012 Mathematics Game


Students' solutions to the 2012 Mathematics Game have now been posted. Submissions are still being accepted — including for the one last number that remains unsolved!

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"The National Football Conference (NFC) has won the coin toss for the past fourteen Super Bowls — from the Super Bowl in 1998 to the Super Bowl in 2011. I think this could perhaps be an interesting student project to investigate in more detail."
- David, posted to the ap-stat discussion

Summer Camp Applications Due Soon

High School Students


Middle School Students


The Math Forum's annotated lists of math camps and summer programs link to online and residential opportunities, some offering financial aid, in

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington

Many of the summer camps have application deadlines already coming up.


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